Values and standards

Fixed values and principles form the basis for the way we do business. These are set out in the Linde Spirit. Our four key corporate values define how we plan to move towards our goals. And our four fundamental principles define issues of key importance in this context – both inside and outside the company.

Values

 

Principles

 

 

 

 

 

 

PASSION TO EXCEL

 

SAFETY

We have the commitment and drive to pursue ever higher standards of excellence and we celebrate success.

 

We do not want to harm people.

 

 

 

INNOVATING FOR CUSTOMERS

 

INTEGRITY

We relentlessly pursue new ways of adding value to external customers.

 

Our actions are honest, fair and ethical.

 

 

 

EMPOWERING PEOPLE

 

SUSTAINABILITY

People are given the space to contribute and grow.

 

We focus on today’s success and accept our responsibility for future generations.

 

 

 

THRIVING THROUGH DIVERSITY

 

RESPECT

Diversity results in enriched collaboration and enhanced solutions.

 

Every human being deserves to be treated with respect.

 

 

 

Our internal guidelines and standards determine how we implement these values and principles throughout the company. Linde's Code of Ethics defines clear standards that govern our relationships with each other, as well as with customers and suppliers, authorities and other business partners. The Code of Ethics is binding for all employees of The Linde Group. We also encourage our business partners to uphold the standards it describes. Our Code of Ethics is flanked by additional, globally applicable guidelines and standards that further outline the Group's commitment in core areas, including our:

  • Corporate responsibility policy
  • Group policy on safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ)
  • Procurement principles (Ethical-Legal Principles – Procurement)
  • Compliance guidelines

Global Reporting Initiative

UN Global Compact

Measuring sustainability